Teenage wunderkind Amy Macdonaldâ€” the Glaswegian galâ€™s been gigging since she was fifteenâ€” repeatedly cites Travis as one of her biggest influences, and while hints of Healy haunt â€˜Mr Rock & Rollâ€™ (the second single off her forthcoming â€˜This Is The Lifeâ€™ LP), the trackâ€™ll undoubtedly evoke more comparisons to a fellow Scot from a bit further northeast: namely, K.T. Tunstall. Thatâ€™s because â€˜Mrâ€™ is more â€˜Rollâ€™ than â€˜Rockâ€™, and more rollick than either, with Macdonald gustily, fearlessly lamenting â€œI wish I knew you beforeâ€ over a breezy, acoustic jangle thatâ€™s cheerily chart-ready.
Released 16/07/07 on Vertigo Records
Amy Macdonald — ‘Mr Rock & Roll’